Vakya Vritti is a Vedantic textbook, a small treatise, that concerns itself with the detailed and elaborate explanation of two Mahāvākyas – aham brahmāsmi and tat tvam asi which great Sruti sentences are intended to give a direct perception of Brahman. In his Laghu vakya vritti Adi Shankara deals with the former vakya only. laghuvAkyavRRittiH || sthUlo mAMsamayo deho sUkShmaH syAdvAsanAmayaH | j~nAnakarmendriyaiH sArdhaM dhIprANau tachCharIragau || 1|| aj~nAnaM. Laghu vakya vritti of Sri Adi Sankaracharya is a Prakarana Grantha that teaches the meaning of the Mahavakyas. Mahavakyas are Sentences.

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January 01, You alone are the Brahman! The Realised Man stands forth as That to which all the attributes enumerated by the scriptures refer. To him therefore, these sacred texts are of no use whatever.

If a student “Tries” to Just Be and meditates upon rvitti meaning of this one phrase In my view, the method of inquiry is just the same What can it mean to Just Remain. And there are no two opinions about it.

Does Rama need a mirror to recognise himself as Rama?

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Nagaraj Vakyya Member Posts: Scorched by the blazing sun of the three miseries, a student — dejected with the world and restless for release, having cultivated all the means of liberation especially such virtues as self-control etc. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality.


Dear Udai, Vakya Vitti is unique work among all other works of Adi Shankara which directly gives out the ultimate reality in our palm, like Hastamalaka. Isn’t this the real education really? They are like Zen Koans whose meaning can be seen by being. How can they both be identical?

Laghu-Vakya-Vritti of Sri Sankaracharya with Commentary

Laghu vakya vritti is an abridged version of Sankaracharya’s text “Vakya Vritti”. Tat tvam asi and Aham Brahmasmi. Hoow can they both be indentical? I bow down to that Pure Consciousness Divine — a shoreless ocean of happiness, which is All-pervading Vishnuthe Beloved of Shri, the all-knowing Lord of the Universe, assuming endless forms and yet ever-free, having an inscrutable power to become apparently the Cause of creation, maintenance, and dissolution of the universe.

No other method can be applied. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute. Ramana Maharshi – All scriptures without exception proclaim that for attaining salvation, the mind should be subdued. Thus Mahavakyas are formulas that need to be meditated upon. Home Help Search Login Register. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand.

And Brahman is the Supreme Self, which does not need this teaching. The aim of the discussion is to guide the student in using the mahavakya for meditation An indivisible Being, consisting of Bliss only — this alone is the meaning of the sentence, according to the wise.


What, then is the Universal Self? You alone are the Brahman. Please login or register. When a student asks this, the answer is Yet, its important to understand that Like Bhagavan Ramana’s “Just Be”. What is the individualised Self? Being free from all changes even the witnessing is nothing but the illumining-power of the Self. Who else can be the individual Self Jiva other than yourself, that asks me this question, “Who am I?

In Vakya Vritti Sankaracharya explains two mahavakyas: What, then, is the Universal Self? To keep the mind constantly turned within and to abide thus in the Self is alone Atmavichara Self-enquirywhereas dhyana meditation consists in fervent contemplation of the Self as Sat-Chit-Ananda Being- Consciousness-Bliss.

Vakya Vritti – Wikipedia

To whom is this statement addressed While there can be many such statements, a few are chosen for discussion. October 11, But what is the use without the Paraa Vidya?

There is no doubt about it. They have to be inquired into There is no doubt it. Its a way of lwghu the student by hand.

Therefore, it is futile to seek by means of the study of the scriptures, llaghu Self that has to be realised by summarily rejecting even the five sheaths. Mahavakyas are Sentences from the Upanishads which convey the oneness of Jiva and Brahman. I Shall answer your question. Mahavakyas are such statements from the Upanishads.

Herein Laghu vakya vrittionly one mahavakya is discussed “aham Brahmasmi”.